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Old May 15th, 2018, 11:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Damaged 1965 Hummingbird Worth Buying?

I recently came across a 1965 Gibson hummingbird for sale but right away noticed a crack behind the bridge going straight back towards the butt end of the guitar. Someone told me a crack like this is bad news and can't be repaired and also lifts the bridge up. Any thoughts on if its worth buying? Thanks! Pics should be attached
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Old May 16th, 2018, 08:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would check to see if someone has already tried to repair it from the inside. An improper patch internal to the body would be a quick deal killer.
If that's not the case, show your photo to a reputable luthier and see what they say.
My personal experience, with an early (1930's Martin 000), was that I could get a newer model cheaper than the repair would cost.
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Old May 16th, 2018, 10:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I agree with lostventure's approach. It may not be worth the effort when all is said and done
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For me it would depend on how much it cost and how it played and sounded. Just think of how they manage to keep Trigger playing


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